At times of joy and at times of stress, there’s chocolate. It is always there for you and it always makes things better. Come special occasions and holidays, people will show up with a box of chocolates. And if we are being honest, there is really nothing like it.
Unfortunately, though, most mainstream chocolate brands are not at a place where they carry vegan-friendly varieties of their most popular offerings. No, there are no vegan Kit-Kats or Bounty Bar, but that’s not the end of the road for chocolate lovers who are also vegan.
“I think I could be a vegan… but I could never give up cheese,” says the skeptic. You’ve probably heard someone say this before, and on some level, you understand. Unctuous, bold, herbaceous, and pungent, a good hunk of cheese really is bliss. Sure, vegan cheese exists, but it’s always had a bad reputation, known to be plasticky, void of flavour, and rubbery in all the worst ways.
Luckily, there are a number of new vegan cheese brands that will have even the most enthusiastic cheese aficionado fooled. Made with ingenious plant-based ingredients, vegan cheeses not only have the right texture, but are also delicious.
So what is vegan cheese anyway? Here’s everything you need to know about vegan cheese.